Tuesday, May 23, 2017

2017 May: Japan: Fukuoka: 3 things to do in Hakata Machiya Folk Museum



Hakata Machiya Folk Museum
Japan, 〒812-0039 Fukuoka Prefecture, Fukuoka, Hakata Ward, Reisenmachi, 6-10

3 things to do in this museum:

2017 May: Japan: Fukuoka: 5 days 5 nights Itinerary and Expenses


Travel Date:
May 11-16, 2017 (5 days, 5 nights) [click here for Fukuoka: Spring Itinerary (2016 May)]

Accommodation: Where to stay in Fukuoka?
Hakata Gofukumachi Hostel Takataniya
9-5 Nakagofukumachi, Hakata, Fukuoka, Japan 812-0035
博多 呉服町 ホステル 高谷家
博多区中呉服町 9-5, 博多, 福岡, 日本 812-0035
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2017 May: Japan: Fukuoka: Temples and Shrines in Gion-Hakata Areas



Kushida Shrine
1-41, Kamikawabatamachi, Hakata-ku

2017 May: Japan: Oita: 8 Things to do in Yufuin


Yufuin, Oita, Kyushu, Japan

Yufuin is two hours away travel by train from Hakata station in central Fukuoka.  If you're in doubt in visiting the place, don't!  Some might be torn between Yufuin or Beppu, but what made me choose this is that the attraction is very much accessible by foot from the train station
You might think that the street shops are tourist trap, but it's not.  It is a joyful experience of unending sweet treats along the way until you arrive at the end of the road with the view of the lake and a serene garden.

Monday, May 22, 2017

2017 May: Japan: Fukuoka: Cathedral of Our Lady of Victory (Daimyomachi Church)


Cathedral of Our Lady of Victory (Daimyomachi Church)
聖母の勝利司教座聖堂(大名町教会)
2-7-7, Daimyo, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka, 810-0041 Japan
English Catholic Mass Schedule on Sundays 16:00

2017 May: Japan: Fukuoka: Kurume: Ishibashi Cultural Center


Ishibashi Cultural Center
〒839-0862 1015 Nonaka-machi, Kurume-shi, Fukuoka

2017 May: Japan: Fukuoka: Yanagawa



Yanagawa is the next stop after tourists visit Dazaifu.  I've seen this from Instagram as an emerging place to see.  However, I did not know that visiting the place might be better during festivities or later in the afternoon.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

2017 May: Japan: Fukuoka: 5 Things to do in Mojiko Retro



Moji Port (門司港, Mojikō) has been prominent as an international trading port since the late 19th century. Today, although main port activities have been moved to a newer location at Shin-Moji Port, Moji Port retains its relevance as a tourist destination with a flavor from the past thanks to several well-preserved Western style buildings from the Meiji and Taisho Periods. [Reference]

Saturday, May 20, 2017

2017 May: Japan: Fukuoka: Wisteria Tunnel in Kawachi Fujien



Kawachi Fujien
2-2-48 Kawachi, Yahata-ku, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka Prefecture 805-0045
http://kawachi-fujien.com/
河内藤園
〒805-0045 福岡県北九州市八幡東区河内2-2-48

2017 May: Japan: Saga: Karatsu



Karatsu Castle
8-1, Higashi Jonai, Karatsu City, Saga
Castle Admission: Under Construction (May 12, 2017)

Thursday, May 18, 2017

2017 May: Japan: Flavors of Kyushu - Oishii!

Yayoi, Japanese Teishoku Restaurant
Location: 1-22-1F, Nakagofukumachi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka City
Website: http://www.yayoiken.com/en/menu_list/
Personal Preference: 8 out of 10. Quick serving, the food is tasty.  You'll not miss it since it's just nearby the subway exit.
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